Controversial Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte lashed out at Washington saying they have been treating his country like a ‘dog with a leash’ and that they can forget about a military agreement.
- Controversial leader Rodrigo Duterte has reignited with his feud the US
- He says that he is sick of his country being treated like dogs by America
- Also claimed that Washington could forget about their military agreement
Controversial Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has reignited his feud with the United States saying they treat his country like ‘dogs’.
The volatile new leader was holding a press conference before boarding a flight from Manila to Japan for an official visit, when he launched into another anti-American tirade.
It came a day after the US envoy to Asia branded Duterte’s deadly crime crackdown in the Philippines, which has left almost 4,000 suspected drug dealers dead, as bad for business and voiced human rights concerns.
Controversial Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has reignited his feud with the United States saying they treat his country like ‘dogs’
But now the Filipino president has lashed out saying Washington could forget about a military agreement between both countries if he were to be in power longer.
He told reporters: ‘They started it, then came out the issue of human rights, the State Department, Obama, EU. They did this to me.
‘Then they said, we will cut our assistance. So I said to them, ‘son of a whore, do not make us your dogs, as if I am a dog with a leash, and you throw some bread, where I can’t reach.’
‘The ambassador said something not very nice. You are not supposed to do that because in an election of another country, you should be careful with your mouth.
‘I look forward to the time when I no longer see any military troops or soldier in my country except the Filipino soldiers.’
Duterte then flew to Japan, one of the top US allies in Asia, for a three-day visit that is partly aimed at building on two-way trade of more than $18 billion dollars last year.
Upon arrival in Tokyo, Duterte proceeded to a hotel for an event with members of the local Filipino community.
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